Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Manchester
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 67 76
Rank change year-on-year -23 +9 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 65 74 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.05% 2.53% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.29% 17.25% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 48
Manchester median daily rate £475 £430 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% -7.03% +7.25%
10th Percentile £391 £237 £325
90th Percentile £613 £500 £562
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £33.38 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.87% -25.83% -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% -1.16% +16.22%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 425 429 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.38% 14.69% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 231 300
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £150 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £409 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +0.93% -1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 13
Manchester median hourly rate £23.10 £16.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% +15.52% -
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.86 £12.16
90th Percentile £34.38 £49.38 £44.25
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year -25.00% +32.23% +20.42%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -3 13 £575 +35.29%
Bolton +4 1 - -
Cheadle -6 1 £375 -
Sale - 1 £400 -
Wigan - 1 £133 -
Altrincham - 1 - -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 65 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (24.62%) Cisco
3 12 (18.46%) Linux
3 12 (18.46%) Migration
3 12 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (16.92%) Firewall
5 10 (15.38%) Network Design
5 10 (15.38%) Project Management
6 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
7 8 (12.31%) DevOps
7 8 (12.31%) Open Source
7 8 (12.31%) Load Balancing
7 8 (12.31%) VMware
8 7 (10.77%) Scrum
8 7 (10.77%) ITIL
8 7 (10.77%) Data Modelling
8 7 (10.77%) Office 365
9 6 (9.23%) DNS
10 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
10 5 (7.69%) Wireless
10 5 (7.69%) Change Management
10 5 (7.69%) SIEM
10 5 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (7.69%) Release Management
10 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (7.69%) Git (software)

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.62%) Apache
4 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) nginx
4 2 (3.08%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.54%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.54%) CMS
5 1 (1.54%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.77%) Office 365
3 5 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (4.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (4.62%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) Firewall
2 6 (9.23%) DNS
3 5 (7.69%) Wireless
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco Wireless
4 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.62%) DHCP
5 3 (4.62%) LAN
5 3 (4.62%) VoIP
5 3 (4.62%) WAN
5 3 (4.62%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.08%) BGP
6 2 (3.08%) BIG-IP
6 2 (3.08%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (3.08%) HTTP
6 2 (3.08%) Internet
6 2 (3.08%) Network Security
6 2 (3.08%) OSPF
6 2 (3.08%) SAN
6 2 (3.08%) SSL
6 2 (3.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Big Data
1 4 (6.15%) Data Mining
1 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.08%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.15%) Artifactory
3 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.62%) Selenium
4 2 (3.08%) JIRA
4 2 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.54%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
1 1 (1.54%) Finance
1 1 (1.54%) Legal
1 1 (1.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Architect
2 9 (13.85%) Developer
2 9 (13.85%) Project Manager
2 9 (13.85%) Technical Architect
3 7 (10.77%) Network Architect
4 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 4 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Office 365 Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Office 365 Project Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Lead Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Programme Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (3.08%) AWS Architect
7 2 (3.08%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (3.08%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) .NET
1 3 (4.62%) 802.1X
1 3 (4.62%) HTML
2 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.08%) CSS
2 2 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.08%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (3.08%) Middleware
2 2 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.54%) Ajax
3 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.54%) jQuery
3 1 (1.54%) LAMP
3 1 (1.54%) LDAP
3 1 (1.54%) Velocity
3 1 (1.54%) Visualforce
3 1 (1.54%) WAMP
3 1 (1.54%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.54%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.54%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.46%) Linux
2 4 (6.15%) Unix
2 4 (6.15%) Windows
3 3 (4.62%) CentOS
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) Migration
2 10 (15.38%) Network Design
2 10 (15.38%) Project Management
3 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (12.31%) DevOps
4 8 (12.31%) Load Balancing
4 8 (12.31%) Open Source
5 7 (10.77%) Data Modelling
5 7 (10.77%) ITIL
5 7 (10.77%) Scrum
6 5 (7.69%) Change Management
6 5 (7.69%) Release Management
6 5 (7.69%) SIEM
6 5 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (6.15%) Analytics
7 4 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (6.15%) Data Analytics
7 4 (6.15%) Process Architecture
7 4 (6.15%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
1 4 (6.15%) Python
1 4 (6.15%) Ruby
1 4 (6.15%) SQL
2 2 (3.08%) Apex Code
2 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.08%) C
2 2 (3.08%) C#
2 2 (3.08%) Java
2 2 (3.08%) Perl
2 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.54%) C++
3 1 (1.54%) Groovy
3 1 (1.54%) PHP
3 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.54%) VB
3 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.15%) Degree
4 2 (3.08%) AWS Certification
4 2 (3.08%) CCDP
4 2 (3.08%) CCIE
4 2 (3.08%) CCNP
5 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.54%) CISSP
5 1 (1.54%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.54%) ISEB
5 1 (1.54%) OSCP
5 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.54%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (3.08%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.62%) Docker
3 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.54%) vSphere
4 1 (1.54%) XenApp
4 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Puppet
2 2 (3.08%) Forum Sentry
2 2 (3.08%) HAProxy
2 2 (3.08%) Kibana
2 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.08%) logstash
3 1 (1.54%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Cisco
2 8 (12.31%) VMware
3 4 (6.15%) AlienVault
4 3 (4.62%) BMC
4 3 (4.62%) HP
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.08%) EMC
5 2 (3.08%) F5
5 2 (3.08%) Infoblox
5 2 (3.08%) Meraki
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle
5 2 (3.08%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix
6 1 (1.54%) Lotus
6 1 (1.54%) SAP
6 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow